Rajiv Shah, administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, has canceled the talk he was to give at the University of Louisville Friday, Sept. 20, because he was asked to attend a meeting at the White House.
The University of Louisville Foundation board elected new officers, approved a budget and granted a salary increase for UofL President James Ramsey at its meeting Sept. 20.
The University of Louisville has again been named a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs, a monthly magazine designed to help veterans make the transition from military service to the civilian workforce.
Afraid of the dark? You will be after a night of ghost stories on Belknap Campus.
Writer and social justice activist Janet Mock will be at the University of Louisville Oct. 3 as the keynote speaker for Pride Week 2013.
Meditation can lead to improved health and wellness, creativity, compassion and empathy. It also can be key to organizational excellence, according to University of Louisville professor emeritus Pradeep Deshpande.
Guatemalan director Rodolfo Espinosa will attend two movie screenings and answer questions about his work during the University of Louisville’s “Reel Latin America” Film Festival, Oct. 4 ‒ 19.
Discovering new knowledge is critical to the mission of any university but especially to a research university such as the University of Louisville.
When faculty excel in all they do, the university benefits. That was the message President James Ramsey delivered to honorees at the 2013 Celebration of Faculty Excellence Sept. 10 during State of the University Week.
Are you a recycler, bike commuter, local foodie or social justice advocate? If so—or even if you don’t fit into one of those categories—UofL is offering you free training on how to advance sustainable practices on campus.
The African American Theatre Program (AATP) at the University of Louisville will begin its 2013 ‒ 2014 season with an exhibit and reception to celebrate its 20th year.
Kentucky African Americans Against Cancer (KAAAC), National Physician and Family Referral Project (NPFRP) and the Kentucky Cancer Program at the University of Louisville are “Joining Hands to Fight Cancer”—and they invite the community to join them.
HIV criminalization refers to criminal statutes that apply only to people with HIV, and the sometimes heightened sentences people with the disease face in court. This is a topic of concern among public health organizations and HIV policy leaders.
Naked roommates, stress and making friends are just some of the topics related to college life that New York Times bestselling author Harlan Cohen, author of “The Naked Roommate,” will discuss Sept. 30 at the University of Louisville.
Imagine Snow White as lead singer for a heavy metal band called Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Ruth Brinkley, president and CEO of KentuckyOne Health, will talk about leadership Nov. 14 at the Women’s Empowerment Luncheon for the University of Louisville Women’s Center.
The University of Louisville is taking part in the 2013 Louisville Photo Biennial, the city’s premier photographic festival, with three exhibits, a symposium and an artist talk.
UofL graduates and faculty are making a difference in Louisville.
On Thursday, Oct. 3, Hite Art Institute visiting scholar Elín Luque Agraz will open “La otra historia, exvotos mexicanos,” an exhibit of pictorial votive offerings dating from the 17th-century to the present day that provide a popular record of the Independence wars and the Mexican Revolution.
The University of Louisville has received a total of $14.4 million and a UofL researcher will oversee another $8.9 million to help shape the manufacture, distribution and marketing of tobacco products as they are regulated by the FDA under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. The combined amount is $23.3 million.
The University of Louisville’s College of Business has moved up in The Princeton Review’s ranking of U.S. schools with the best graduate programs in entrepreneurship.
Author Sena Jeter Naslund will read from her latest novel, “The Fountain of St. James Court, or Portrait of the Artist as an Old Woman,” at 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 20, in Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library.
The Geriatrics division of the University of Louisville’s Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine honored four Louisvillians age 85 and older for leading lives that are active, engaged and involved.
The partners of Research!Louisville recently recognized the winners of a three-day research competition that is a part of Research!Louisville.
October is Down syndrome awareness month. Down syndrome, also known as Trisomy 21, is the most common congenital disease affecting growth.
Dental students and faculty gathered in late August for an important discussion—not about new dental procedures or techniques, but rather about beliefs.
Faculty in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields expect each spring to receive a request from chemistry professor emeritus Tom Crawford to help out at the Louisville Regional Science Fair.
Associate Vice President for Health Affairs David Wiegman and LGBT Alumni Network member Greg Bourke were honored for their service to the LGBT community during the Pride Week keynote event Oct. 3.
In October 1960, Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. sat in the Fulton County jail although the charges brought against him had been dropped. Louisvillians Carl and Anne Braden were outraged and sent King a telegram of support on Oct. 24.
(Editor's Note: "Think Again" has been canceled, but the free talk by alumnus Jelly Helm will take place. Helm will speak from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cressman Center. Information on his talk is at the end of this article.)
The Corn Island Storytelling Festival moved to the University of Louisville in 2012. Now the university also will house the records and other materials from the area’s most prestigious and celebrated storytelling event.
As the population ages, the need for professional caregivers to provide in-home services for ill and disabled patients is increasing. Patient homes may present more workplace challenges than other health care settings because they can harbor hazards such as tobacco smoke, cluttered hallways and rooms, inaccessible bathrooms, rodents and bugs.
Italian pianist Beatrice Rana took the silver medal and the Audience Award in June at the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. At 8 p.m. Oct. 29, she’ll play a free, public concert in Comstock Hall at the University of Louisville.
The civil rights movement of the 1960s changed America forever. But what has it really meant to society? And what effect will it have on our future?
The University of Louisville and the Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) will take shoppers on a whirlwind tour of local shops and restaurants Friday, Dec.6, on the third annual Holiday Cards “Buy Local” Shopping Tour.
The University of Louisville is participating in the 2013 Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP)—a one-of-a-kind survey that explores the lives of arts alumni nationwide.
The University of Louisville Alumni Association again will host Homecoming on Main, a free, family friendly event, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 19 at the KFC Yum! Center Plaza.
A faculty endowed chair position that will focus on Jewish history, culture and religion is coming to UofL.
Louisville business legend David Jones will be featured in the first of a new TV series called “Kentucky Entrepreneur” starting Oct. 14 on KET channels. The University of Louisville’s Offices of Communications and Marketing and Information Technology produce the show.
Sodexo will host its third annual Farm to Table dinner from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Ville Grill on Belknap Campus.
If you’re concerned about breast cancer, you may be wondering if there are steps you can take toward breast cancer prevention.
Homecoming always means a football performance with one of the day’s highlights being the halftime crowning of the king and queen. For others, another performance — the National Pan-Hellenic Council Step Show — is the highlight of homecoming weekend.
University of Louisville President James Ramsey has been named 2013 Communicator of the Year.
“All Aboard!” Archives and Special Collections at the University of Louisville will open a multi-gallery exhibit celebrating its collections of Louisville & Nashville Railroad (L&N) materials Nov. 6, with a 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. reception in the east wing, lower level lobby of Ekstrom Library.
University of Louisville officials and students cut the ribbon Oct. 18 on the 128,000-square-foot Student Recreation Center on Fourth Street near Kurz and Minardi halls. The building will open for student use on Monday, Oct. 28.
Downtown visitors and Ekstrom Library users can examine student-decorated altars dedicated to civil rights leaders and others during the annual Day of the Dead celebration honoring the lives of special people.
Why are there giant sunflowers behind the University of Louisville’s Urban Studies Institute at 426 W. Bloom St.?
Several streets around Belknap Campus will be closed Saturday, Oct. 26, from 6 a.m. to noon for the Big Hit Half Marathon.
Nucleus, a University of Louisville Foundation initiative fostering innovation and economic development, celebrated the grand opening of The Nucleus Oct. 23.
You have chemicals in your lab that you don’t need any longer but another lab at the university does.
Students, faculty and staff who park in the Speed Museum garage or who walk through the driveway off Third Street to access campus during the day will need to change their routes beginning Oct. 28.
Systemica Health, a team of graduate student entrepreneurs from the College of Business, will compete in the 2014 Global Venture Labs Investment Competition May 1 ‒ 3 in Austin, Texas.
UofL’s Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium again will offer a family oriented Halloween party in October, a free telescope workshop in November and a holiday party in December.
Award-winning University of California-Irvine astronomer Virginia Trimble will discuss overlaps in the scientific fields of physics, chemistry and astronomy during her Nov. 21 talk at the University of Louisville.
The University of Louisville’s Department of Theatre Arts is inviting the public to try out for roles in “Dead Man Walking,” a drama by Tim Robbins adapted from the 1993 book by Catholic nun Helen Prejean.
Speed Art Museum contractor Wilhelm Construction and LG&E have scheduled work on the electrical transformers next to the College of Business for Monday, Nov. 4, and will close the sidewalk on the west side of the college from the Brandeis Avenue pedestrian walkway to the museum parking garage drive.
Physicians have a fundamental responsibility to treat people in need, to educate their patients about health care reforms and to work with their professional organizations to demand health care for everyone, regardless of their ability to pay.
University of Kentucky anthropologist Sarah Lyon will talk about the fair trade food movement Nov. 5 at the University of Louisville.
More than 300 university officials from throughout North America discussed how universities can partner with business, government and other agencies to improve their communities at the 19th annual Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities conference Oct. 27 ‒ 29 at the Galt House hotel.
Grawemeyer Award-winning composer Brett Dean will be guest composer at this year’s University of Louisville New Music Festival, Nov. 13 ‒ 17.
The University of Louisville today announced that researcher Suzanne Ildstad, representing Regenerex LLC, has entered into a license and research collaboration agreement with Novartis to provide access to stem cell technology that has the potential to help transplant patients avoid taking anti-rejection medicine for life and could serve as a platform for treatment of other diseases.
Author, historian and educator Khalil Gibran Muhammad will talk about how knowing the past directly relates to how people understand current race-related crises Nov. 20 during the seventh annual Anne Braden Memorial Lecture at the University of Louisville.
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College women from across the city will gather at the University of Louisville Nov. 9 to participate in a daylong workshop aimed at training and encouraging them to run for office — both on campus and beyond.
The University of Louisville soon will launch a clinical study to determine the effects of infusing plasma to accident victims during air ambulance transport — and has set up mechanisms for people who don't want to participate to opt-out of the trial in advance.
Music, dance and comedy that centers on family conflict and religious hypocrisy are part of the Nov. 20 ‒ 24 African American Theatre Program (AATP) production of “Monsieur Baptiste, the Con Man,” Roger Furman’s modern adaptation of Moliere’s “Tartuffe.”
Team Kentuckiana, a joint venture of the University of Louisville, Ball State University and the University of Kentucky, was selected to participate with 20 other collegiate teams from the United States, Canada and Europe in the 2013 Department of Energy Solar Decathlon.
COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is the third leading cause of death in the United States, and Kentucky holds a high burden with the disease.
An international cast will bring Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” to Louisville from sold-out performances in Poland and the Czech Republic.
Three students completing Master’s Degrees in fine arts will exhibit hand-painted prints, two-dimensional abstract textile pieces and unique hand-knitted works at the Cressman Center for Visual Arts Nov. 15 through Dec. 21.
Efforts by University of Louisville researchers to help children with spinal cord injuries received a significant boost today.
The University of Louisville has adopted a “living wage” program that will increase the minimum salary for regular staff employees to $10 per hour. The program is the first of its kind among Kentucky’s public universities.
Lung cancer is the deadliest of cancers among men and women. But, did you know you can get lung cancer even if you don’t smoke?
Kenneth Gardner worked as a computer programmer for First National Bank right after earning his University of Louisville finance degree in 1972. Now he’s executive chairman for SOASTA Inc., a Silicon Valley-based software company he founded.
He spoke about the virtues of the University of Louisville to more than 2,200 high school students, taught a college-level economics class and caught up with alumni, school administrators and high-ability students at a half dozen receptions and luncheons — all of this was just part of President James Ramsey’s Fall Outreach.
The University of Louisville’s efforts to create a better environment for bicyclists on campus have not gone unnoticed.
Roberto Bolli has won the American Heart Association Research Achievement Award for 2013 “for the profound and lasting impact of his extraordinary contributions to cardiovascular research.”
President James Ramsey honored 11 staff members Nov. 18 for their hard work, dedication to students and the university, leadership and public service at the annual Outstanding Performance Award reception. Three people received honorable mentions.
Swiss chemist Michael Graetzel, noted for his discovery of a new solar cell that’s easier and less costly to produce than silicon-based cells, has won the first $50,000 Leigh Ann Conn Prize for Renewable Energy from the University of Louisville.
The University of Louisville Bingham Clinic is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. The clinic’s precursor, which was founded by the Jefferson County school system, was among the first centers in the nation dedicated to children’s mental health.
Campus activities don’t stop at the University of Louisville with the end of classes this December. Seasonal music, dance and gift buying are all in store for the public and campus community, starting Dec. 6.
The University of Louisville Board of Trustees Nov. 21 named its newest research building in honor of Kosair Charities in recognition of its years’ long support in helping the university strive to fulfill its mandate as a nationally recognized metropolitan research university. The facility, on the health sciences campus at the corner of Hancock and Muhammad Ali, will hereby be known as the Kosair Charities Clinical and Translational Research Building.
Party planners at the University of Louisville’s Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium are hoping Comet ISON will be their guest of honor at a Dec. 7 holiday party.
The University of Louisville has made the cut in a national ranking of the Best Colleges for Veterans.
Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence donates $2 million to advance adult stem cell research in treatment of heart disease
For more than a decade, Roberto Bolli, MD, has been working to revolutionize the treatment of heart failure by providing patients treatment derived from their own cardiac stem cells. Today, the University of Louisville announced that the Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence is providing just over $2 million to help Bolli move his research another step closer to being able to help potentially millions of people throughout the world.
The Run for the Roses™ may be more than five months away, but Churchill Downs and the James Graham Brown Cancer Center at the University of Louisville are at work now to create an exciting weekend of entertainment.
UofL’s Kent School of Social Work is partnering in a new, federally funded collaboration intended to improve the behavior and treatment of children in the state’s child welfare system.
“On the Guarding of the Heart,” a piece for chamber orchestra by Serbian-born composer Djuro Zivkovic (joo-ROH’ zhiv-KOH’-veetz), has won the 2014 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition.
A book explaining why nuclear weapons programs in many developing nations have been prone to inefficiency and failure has won the 2014 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order.
In “The Peace of Wild Things,” poet Wendell Berry writes,
A California scholar who proposed that emotions play an integral role in human reasoning and decision-making has won the 2014 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology.
Announcements included in the Dec. 4, 2013 UofL Today email.
Education historian Diane Ravitch once supported education reform, but now she sees it as a series of “mistaken policies” that have corrupted public schools.
When dozens of fourth-grade students from two local elementary schools arrived at the Rauch Planetarium Dec. 2, they were invited to walk down a red carpet amid applause and enjoy the “paparazzi” flash of cameras.
American evangelical practices of prayer can train the mind to experience God, says the winner of the 2014 Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion.
University of Louisville Physicians-Pediatrics has opened a pediatric multi-specialty office in Brownsboro Crossing shopping center, in Norton Medical Plaza II, across from Kosair Children’s Medical Center-Brownsboro.
Before the University of Louisville football team faces the University of Miami Dec. 28 at the Russell Athletic Bowl in Orlando, fans from both teams can join forces for a good cause.
As the adage goes, “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”